Ada Robertson

Female19 September 1883–12 January 1939

Brief Life History of Ada

When Ada Robertson was born on 19 September 1883, in Illinois, United States, her father, William T Robertson, was 26 and her mother, Rachel E. Hopkins, was 26. She married Robert Simon Shaffer in 1907. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 12 January 1939, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Simon Shaffer
Ada Robertson
Marriage: 1907
Elvin D Shaffer
Naomi Pearl Shaffer

Sources (14)

  • Ada Hawkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ada Hawkins, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Ada Schaeffer, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 2

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 15

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English, Norman French, and Older Scots personal name Robert + -son. This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce (1274–1329).

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Robertsson: patronymic from the personal name Robert .

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Robertsen, a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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